Everyone has a story. Activity directors know this is true. But how do you draw out the fascinating tales of your residents' lives in a way which preserves and shares their unique view of history? Capturing the life stories of elders helps to both engage their mind and activate their memories. I conduct writing workshops with small groups of residents to produce personalized articles, booklets, and books as mini biographies to share with family and friends.
Publish Your Stories has benefits for residents, their families and activity directors at independent retirement communities, assisted living facilities and senior centers. For the families, the benefits are invaluable -- a memory keeping gift that continues to give for generations to come. The basis of the story will likely serve as the person's obituary so that the facility and family are not 'scrambling' when the time comes. The cost of the program depend on the depth of the finished product. A group workshop includes 2+ hours on-site and the cost of all handouts. For an additional per person charge, participants will receive a book about them. Another service I offer for activity directors, is I will interview, write, print and frame 'A Life Story Article'. The framed article, usually featuring a new resident, can be placed in a lobby for a week or so to introduce a new resident to the community. Afterwards it can be given to the resident for their apartment or room.
In the month of August I am offering a 25% discount towards a book. For more information call me @ 603.860.0553.